Archive for February, 2009

Never Say Never

With a week of sickness behind me, I decided late Friday afternoon to attempt the third race in the Mud in Your Eye XC Series which was taking place the following morning. I hadn’t missed one of these cross country races since the series began back in 2005, and really wanted to keep the streak […]


What A Weekend

I know this post is a little late, but it will probably make sense if you keep reading. The weekend started with the Tidewater Striders 30k on Saturday morning – a 3 loop race at Fort Story in Virginia Beach. I held back a little during the first loop, but in the second third of […]


Midweek Update

Monday: Nice easy run to work out the aches and pains from Sunday’s long run. Tuesday: Excellent Cheetah Fast treadmill workout. Haven’t done this one for a while and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Full details on this 45 minute challenging workout can be found here. Wednesday: Typically I would take it easy the day after […]


Another Long Run In The Bank

Legs were still a bit sore after yesterday’s race, but with just 5 weeks to go to the Shamrock Marathon, I needed to log another long run. I set off at 7am and headed towards the oceanfront 10 miles away. From the oceanfront I continued north along the boardwalk before taking a left at 64th […]


Virginia Is For Lovers 14k

Took part in the inaugural Virginia is for Lovers 14k earlier today. Going into the race I had no real goal in mind and just hoped for a slightly-faster-than-goal-marathon-pace tempo run. The 2 mile warm up went well, but as I made my way to the start line, the race director announced there would be […]